Things That Happen in a Writer’s Mind

After months and years of research, I’ve finally started outlining So Far Appalachia, my next book project. The early part of the writing process involves organizing my anecdotes, inserting them within chapters, and arranging the chapters in a way that will elicit the reader to consider certain themes.

It looks like this:

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When I’m writing these outlines and organizing everything, this is what the story sounds like in my head: